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Fox Searchlight Names Director Neil Burger for 'Animal Rescue' Adaptation from Dennis Lehane

Neil Burger will direct an adaptation of Dennis Lehane's short story "Animal Rescue" for Fox Searchlight and Chernin Entertertainment after his surprisingly successful "Limitless" starring Bradley Cooper.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • June 12, 2012 4:27 PM
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Arthouse Audit: 'Moonrise Kingdom' Conquers More Box Office; Specialized Success of The Year

The news this week is in the expanding films. Two huge hits-- a phenomenal second week for Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom" and more success for "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"-- joined with two other decently grossing expansions-- "Intouchables" and "Bernie"-- to provide an even better early June than last year.
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • June 3, 2012 2:55 PM
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Trailer Watch: 'Ruby Sparks' is Hipster Pygmalion with Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan

Fox Searchlight reveals the poster, promo photos, and a trailer (posted below) for their latest quirky number - "Ruby Sparks" - with Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan. Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, "Ruby Sparks" tells what amounts to a hipster pygmalion: a young novelist (Dano) suffers from writer's block and love life woes, until he starts to write a character so adorable that she manifests.
  • By Anne Thompson and Maggie Lange
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  • May 11, 2012 10:58 AM
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EXCLUSIVE CLIPS: 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Sets Brit Seniors in India

Fox Searchlight is cheered indeed by the unexpected global performance of "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," starring a cast of high-end Brits, from Dames Judi Dench and Maggie Smith to Bill Nighy and Tom Wilkinson. John Madden ("Doubt") brings a rag tag band of retirees together in a broken-down hotel in India.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 4, 2012 7:23 PM
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'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel': From Pleasant Surprise to Box Office Phenomenon UPDATED

The year’s first British movie hit in the UK has shifted from being a pleasant surprise to a box office phenomenon. The question is whether its adult appeal will translate when Fox Searchlight opens the film stateside on May 4.
  • By David Gritten
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  • May 2, 2012 1:34 PM
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First Look: Fox Searchlight Unveils 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' Poster

You'll be hearing a lot about this Sundance jury-prize-winner film as the year progresses, as it winds its way through Cannes and other festivals, into release and Oscar contention. Here's the new poster.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 27, 2012 8:10 PM
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Indie Theaters Face Digital Mayhem

That sound you’ve been hearing over the last month that resembles the opening strains of the soundtrack from Jaws is a collective moan from true independent distributors and the mission-driven exhibitors who play their films. The catalyst for this distress was The Fox Searchlight Letter.
  • By Ira Deutchman
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  • March 6, 2012 11:08 AM
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Indies React to Tugg, Which Lets You Choose What Will Play at Your Movie Theater, Adds 'Tree of Life' and 'Bullhead' to Roster

New startup Tugg, launched Wednesday, lets audiences choose what will screen at their local multiplex. We polled several indie exhibitors and distribs for feedback (below).
  • By Anne Thompson and Maggie Lange
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  • February 23, 2012 2:38 PM
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Sundance 2012 Buyers Guide: A Primer

Every year the Sundance acquisition landscape changes as buyers come and go.
  • By Anne Thompson and Tom Brueggemann
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  • January 20, 2012 11:21 AM
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Golden Globes Party Whirl: Plotting Assaults on "The Punisher," In the Clinch with Mr. Big

After my stint in the backstage press room at the Golden Globes, I headed into the night for a round of Beverly Hilton parties. First I crossed the forlorn red carpet to the tented Fox party in the parking lot.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 16, 2012 6:27 PM
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